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8:00 PM ET, August 31, 2008

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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
GETTING REAL ABOUT PALIN  —  I've noticed some people who should know better claiming that bringing up Gov. Palin's troopergate scandal is tantamount to making a victim of or defending her slimeball ex-brother-in-law who allegedly once used a taser on his stepson.  —  That's awfully foolish.
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Vice in Go-Go Boots?  —  The guilty pleasure I miss most when I'm out slogging on the campaign trail is the chance to sprawl on the chaise and watch a vacuously spunky and generically sassy chick flick.  —  So imagine my delight, my absolute astonishment, when the hokey chick flick came out on the trail …
The Huffington Post:
McCain Camp Didn't Search Palin's Hometown Paper Archives  —  The McCain campaign has gone to great lengths to present the selection of Sarah Palin as one made after a careful, meticulous vetting process.  But evidence continues to suggest that the Arizona Republican made his VP choice with surprising haste.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Things That Make You Go Hmmm  —  Questions for the McCain-Palin campaign: … It strikes me as likely that there are reasonable answers to these questions - more reasonable than the only one given so far - … and the rumors buzzing across the Internets and the press corps are unfounded and unseemly.
Nancy Dillon / NY Daily News:
Sarah Palin's mother-in-law uncertain about how she'll vote  —  WASILLA, Alaska - Sarah Palin's hometown rallied around her as mayor - now Republicans wonder if the rest of America will warm up to the surprise pick from cold country.  —  Though her mother-in-law has doubts.
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain: Palin a “soulmate”  —  John McCain, in his first television interview since his shocking vice presidential pick, said that he saw in Sarah Palin “a partner and a soul mate.”  —  “This is a person who will help me reform Washington and change the way they do business,” McCain told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Palin: Surge?  What Surge?  —  Among the tiny number of occasions …
Lee Stranahan / The Huffington Post:
DailyKos Embraces The Palin ‘Fake Pregnancy’ Rumor But Rejects The Edwards Story
Discussion: TownHall Blog and Daily Kos
Winston Smith / Philosoraptor:   Ham Sandwich McCain's Actual Choice for Veep
Joe Conason / Salon:
McCain's Palin pick is the epitome of tokenism
Discussion: TalkLeft
Michael Moore:
An Open Letter to God, from Michael Moore  —  The other night, James Dobson's organization asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be canceled.  —  I see that You have answered Dr. Dobson's prayers …
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New York Times:
Republicans Drop Most Convention Action on Monday  —  ST. PAUL — Senator John McCain called a halt on Sunday afternoon to all but the most essential activities for the Republican National Convention on Monday, declaring that it was time for members of his party to “take off our Republican hats …
Washington Wire:
Obama Says Storm Raises ‘Bipartisan Concerns’  —  Corey Dade in Toledo, Ohio, reports on the presidential race.  —  Barack Obama said a storm like Hurricane Gustav raises “bipartisan concerns” and it's “fine” that John McCain visited Mississippi's emergency operations center Sunday morning .
Discussion: TalkLeft
Yahoo! News:
GOP sees potential redemption in Gustav
Discussion: Associated Press
Washington Wire:   GOP Scales Back Convention Program as Storm Nears
Tom Kizzia / Anchorage Daily News:
Palin touts stance on ‘Bridge to Nowhere,’ doesn't note flip-flop  —  When John McCain introduced Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate Friday, her reputation as a tough-minded budget-cutter was front and center.  —  “I told Congress, thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere,” …
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Amanda / Think Progress:
Cindy McCain: Palin knows foreign policy because ‘Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia.’  —  Today on ABC's This Week, Cindy McCain tried to rebut the criticism that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) has no national experience by taking a talking point from Fox's Steve Doocy.
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Greg Mitchell / The Huffington Post:
Cindy McCain on ABC Today: Palin Has National Security Experience …
Discussion: Jack & Jill Politics
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
COMMANDING ALASKA'S GUARD W/ 24/7 MISSILE DEFENSE
Discussion: The Corner and Wizbang
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   PROXIMITY TO RUSSIA IS IRRELEVANT.... On Friday, my friend Kevin …
Ben / Think Progress:
McCain Says He Is ‘Obviously’ Against Torture, Forgets His Vote To Allow Waterboarding  —  When asked to judge the Bush administration this morning during an interview with Fox News's Chris Wallace, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said “history will judge that” but then immediately began making …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and The Sideshow
Ross Douthat:
Will McCain Ruin Palin?  —  A reader writes: … I wouldn't say I have quite the same Palin-love that progressives had for Obama in '04 ... but yeah, I'm sure this is part of the reason I'm pulling so hard for her to succeed: She's a politician I've liked for a while who's been thrust onto …
Discussion: The Jed Report
 
 
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Discussion: Open Left
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Stem cell backers doubt McCain's support
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Pivot Palin, Pivot!  —  She's said nice things about Hillary.
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Elitism Bait  —  The entire Sarah Palin pick comes down to one thing …
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